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Notes on Russell

Contents
1 Denoting phrase 1
1.1 Acquaintance vs knowledge about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

2 Russell theory 1

3 Frege’s theory 2

1 Denoting phrase
Determined by form.

1. Phrase may be denoting and yet not denote anything

2. A phrase may denote one definite object.

3. A phrase may denote ambiguously.

1.1 Acquaintance vs knowledge about


• Acquaintance - know presentation

• knowledge about - description only

2 Russell theory
Fundamental notion:

• Variable

Quantifiers like construction.

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3 Frege’s theory
Meaning and denotation